Republic of Ireland's Euro 2020 playoff against Slovakia on 26 March will be played behind closed doors.

Slovakian FA President Ján Kovácik confirmed this afternoon that the game will go ahead, but will do so without spectators. 

The FAI released a statement in the last few minutes, saying they had received communication from their Slovakian counterparts that the game will be played behind closed doors. 

They announced that any fans who purchased tickets would be refunded.

Around 2,200 Ireland fans were due to be present at the game. 

The latest development comes a day after the Slovakian government announced a 14-day suspension of all sporting events in the country, which is to end on 24 March, two days before Ireland's qualifier in Bratislava. 

Ahead of tonight's RTÉ Soccer Social, a poll was running on the RTÉ Soccer Twitter account asking what steps should be taken.

At time announcement was made 60% of respondents agreed the game should be played behind closed doors.